Erol Bulut speaks to the press

Bulut pre-Ipswich Town | A winning spirit

Erol Bulut spoke to the press ahead of City’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon.

Last time out, the Bluebirds claimed a 3-1 victory over Birmingham City with an impressive performance.

“Slowly, we are getting to what I want to see from my players and how they have to play,” Erol began. “Against Birmingham, they did a really good job. The young players and the experienced players, I was really satisfied with their performance.

“I was happy with Romaine [Sawyers], Andy [Rinomhota], Rubin [Colwill] and Ollie [Tanner], they played well. Karlan [Grant] did what I want to see from him, which was to make the runs in behind.

“Generally I was satisfied with their performance, and this is how I want to see my players play.”

Erol Bulut after Birmingham City

The Bluebirds head into this weekend looking for three consecutive wins, having also defeated Sheffield Wednesday at Cardiff City Stadium last week.

Erol continued: “We keep our feet on the ground. We continue to work hard every day. Ipswich will not be easy, they are a good team, but we will go there to take something from the game.

“We will play against a team who score a lot of goals. Their last game was a 4-3 defeat, so we can see that they have problems defensively and we have to use this.

“Of course, everybody wants to win - all the managers, all players, everybody wants to win. For me, even training matches, I want to win.

“I try to give them the winning spirit, to think positively. To think already about the match, what I want to do in the match, how I want to do it, these are important things, and I try to give them all positive things.”

Erol Bulut after Birmingham City

The City boss concluded by giving an injury update ahead of this weekend’s fixture.

Callum O’Dowda has a problem with his tendon. I initially thought it would be a few days, but it looks like two to three weeks.

Josh Bowler, I saw him on the field today, so after the international break, he will be with us.”

Watch more from Erol and Ollie Tanner on Cardiff City TV.